• Chico
  • Chico, California
  • Jul 07, 2020
Full Time Public Health

Job Description

Recruitment Details
Position Details
Recruitment Number VA1280
Posting Period Open Until Filled (Review of Applications will begin 01/27/20. Applications received after that date may be considered.)
On Campus Only No
Working Title PSYCHIATRIC PHYSICIAN (Physician)
Level/Range/Grade 1
Salary Range (From $ to $) $13,107 - $20,641 per month / $157,284 - $247,692 annually (New employees should anticipate being hired at the beginning of the salary range).
Department WellCat Health Center
Number of Positions 1
FLSA Code Exempt
Status Regular: Permanent (after two-year probationary period)
Full-time/part-time Full-time
Pay Plan 12/12 month
CBU/MOU R01 - UPAD Physicians & Veterinarians
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Work Schedule
Hours Per Day 8 hours during the school year/10 hours during the summer
Days Per Week 5 days during the school year/4 days during the summer
Shift Day
Position Summary
Primary Duties Working under general administrative direction of the Director of the Student Health Center and Medical Chief of Staff, the Physicians primary responsibility will be focused on the psychiatric care of students, assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of general psychiatric conditions.

Student Health Services (SHS) is an outpatient primary care clinic, staffed by physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants who provide medical care to students enrolled in the University in accordance with policies set by the Board of Trustees of California State University. An in-house licensed pharmacy, federally certified laboratory, and x-ray department complement the services available. The basic clinic schedule is 8:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, with no evening or weekend duty and the summer work week is 7:00 a.m. - 5:30 pm Monday through Thursday, with no evening or weekend duty.

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Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Thorough knowledge of and the ability to effectively and efficiently apply the principles and methods essential to the diagnosis and treatment of medical and/or mental health disorders within the scope of the assigned specialty;(Psychiatry).
• Thorough knowledge of :
• Community resources for referral of medical and/or mental health care and treatment in the specialty beyond the scope of the Student Health Center or Counseling Services practice.
• Local, state and national laws and regulations pertaining to the medical field and the assigned specialty.
• Applicable professional ethics standards and patient privacy
• The principles and methods of assigned medical specialty.
• Working knowledge of computer and technology systems.

Incumbent must possess:
• Demonstrated skills in diagnostic and clinical decision-making.
• Exceptional skills in conferring and collaborating with management, faculty, staff and students about emergency situations.
• Well-developed crisis intervention, emergency situation, and consultation skills.
• Well-developed communication, planning and organizational skills.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Demonstrated commitment to values and programs of diversity and multiculturalism
• Demonstrates sound judgment, initiative and discretion.

Incumbent must have the ability to:
• Maintain standards of professional ethics.
• Serve as a mentor and resource consultant for other health center personnel.
• Maintain composure in emergency situations.
• Must have the physical and manual dexterity to perform patient care.
• Assess emergency situations and take prompt action.
• Work with students from all backgrounds representing various attitudes and value systems.
• Exercise sound judgment.
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of medical practitioners and specialists, as well as students, administrators and faculty.
• Use tact, diplomacy and discretion when handling sensitive and/or confidential matters or materials.
• Work in a fast paced environment, set priorities and meet deadlines.
• Function cooperatively and productively as a member of a unit.
• Adjust to change.
• Perform assigned duties.

Required Education and/or Experience
Graduation from a medical school and completion of one or more residency programs and/or fellowships accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or equivalent in psychiatry.
• Current board certification in an American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) or American Osteopathic Association (AOA) specialty or sub-specialty appropriate for their assigned specialty duties - for this position it is psychiatry.
• A valid and current relevant State of California license to practice medicine.
• A valid and current Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) number and certificate for prescribing controlled substances.
• Current cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillator (CPR/AED) certification as appropriate for the assigned duties.

Incumbent is expected to possess and maintain the legal requirements to practice medicine in the State of California while employed in this position.

*Note: In accordance with CSU Executive Order 943 a physician can be given clinical privileges pending initial certification, but must be board certified as soon as possible, but no later than two years after the date of hire.

Recruitment Preferences
Preference may be given to applicants with the following as they may be considered specialized skills:
• Demonstrated specialized training or experience treating mental health problems.
• Prior or current affiliation with a hospital or outpatient clinic is preferred.
• Applicants with knowledge of and experience with college and community health models, laws and regulations pertaining to college health care facilities; or experience in a hospital or outpatient clinic.

Special Requirements
• The person holding this position is considered a "General Mandated Reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 (revised July 21, 2017) as a condition of employment.
• Adhere and comply to Family Educational Rights Privacy Act (FERPA) and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) guidelines and regulations.
• This position may not report any information about an incident of Sexual Misconduct, Dating or Domestic Violence or Stalking to anyone else at the University, including the Title IX Coordinator, without the victim's consent, subject to any disclosures required by law.
• A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position. This is considered a sensitive position. Current CSU, Chico employees are subject to a background check (including a criminal record check) if voluntarily moving into a sensitive position, regardless of any background checks previously conducted. Incumbent is responsible for the safety and security of Level 1 data, sometimes also referred to as Level 1 protected data. This is confidential information that is in most cases protected by statutes, regulations, or other legal mandates.
• Throughout employment in this position must possess and maintain the legal requirements to practice medicine in the State of California while employed in this position.
• The selected candidate must pass a post-offer pre-employment physical examination.

Incumbent/applicant will need to be able to perform the essential job functions (duties) of this position with or without reasonable accommodation. This position is required to stand or walk for approximately six hours per shift. Keyboarding and mousing is required to operate computers. Light lifting is required to transport and/or use medical records, instruments, and supplies. May be required to reposition patients and/or push or pull wheelchairs. Must be able to travel across campus to other offices and buildings for meetings and events. The physician is required to obtain assistance of another qualified employee when attempting to lift or transfer objects over 25 pounds.

Position involves constant interaction with students, staff and occasionally with faculty to perform student health care and advising. Work is performed in the Student Health Center (typical outpatient facility) which is indoors, well-lit, well-ventilated, heated, and air-conditioned. The duties of this position involve direct, personal contact with patients. There may be exposure to infection, communicable diseases and contaminated material. Infectious material hazards involve regular exposure to disease-bearing specimens, body fluids, wastes and blood-borne pathogens. May require occasional additional work hours, including attendance at weekend recruitment and advising events. May be called back for disaster response or emergencies.

This position qualifies for benefits including tuition fee waiver (if eligible).
Benefit Information
CSU, Chico offers a number of benefits to its employees (e.g., sick leave, vacation, health insurance). Eligibility for standard CSU benefits is based on an appointment of half-time or more for a period exceeding six months. Employees appointed less than half-time or less than six months are not eligible for standard CSU benefits but do receive prorated sick leave and vacation.
Eligibility for Affordable Care Act (ACA) benefits is based on an appointment of at least three-quarter time, hired to work a minimum of 130 hours per month over the course of the appointment or works an average of 130 hours or more per month during the measurement period. The ACA guidelines provide for health coverage or FlexCash only. ACA does not provide dental or vision plan coverage.

About the University and Community
Detailed information is available at As a university that educates students of various ethnic and cultural backgrounds, we value a diverse faculty and staff. CSU, Chico welcomes applicants who are knowledgeable about and interested in working within a cross-cultural learning environment. We also welcome those who share a passion and commitment to the University's 6th Strategic Priority that focuses on sustainability, stewardship, and the environment - see
California State University, Chico is committed to achieving excellence through diversity in the classroom and the workplace. It strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students, faculty, and staff.
The university is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status.

Posting Details
Open Date (posting open date) 01/10/2020
Close Date (posting close date)
Open Until Filled Yes

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
1. Résumé
2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
1. Optional Applicant Documents

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

Chico, California 95929 United States View Map